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A Cynic

On July 17, 2008, Senator Barack Obama held a town hall meeting on national security at Purdue University. He and his panel covered issues of nuclear, biological...

Why Design Should Be Rated Alongside Science
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Why Design Should Be Rated Alongside Science

Design education is as important to the future of the economy as the sciences, technology, mathematics and engineering, and should be given equal support.

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Computing Our Children's Future

To the age-old question— "What do you want to do when you grow up?"—children today give many modern answers: "Help feed hungry families." "Prevent and cure diseases...

Breaking the Art-Science Divide
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Breaking the Art-Science Divide

Art and science have always been considered disparate entities. However, acclaimed Bharatanatyam dancer and award-winning art historian, archaeo-metallurgist and...

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Should Search Engines Have a Conscience?

The recent appearance of a racist image of First Lady Michelle Obama during a search using Google's search engine motivates an interesting question: Should search...

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Connecting with an Internet Pioneer, 40 Years Later

Forty years ago—on December 5, 1969—the U.S. Department of Defense's Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) connected four computer network nodes at the University...

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Are We Invited to the Nanotechnology Party?

Computers scientists are poised to play a key role in the development of nanotechnology, writes British Computer Society member professor Alan Oxley. Computer...

'some 22 Year Old Kid Will Revolutionize Internet In India'
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'some 22 Year Old Kid Will Revolutionize Internet In India'

Trust Ajit Balakrishnan of Rediff to be candid with his views and candid he was at the recently held IAMAI Digital Summit. Ajit Balakrishnan said, "The Internet...

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Bangalore Blooming Into Innovation Hothouse

Once primarily a place for outsourcing call centers and repetitive software development, Bangalore is now home to a thriving research and development (R&D) industry...

CS Leader at University of Texas at Dallas Plans to Continue School's Growth
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CS Leader at University of Texas at Dallas Plans to Continue School's Growth

It's no secret that the University of Texas at Dallas' Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science wants to become a top-ranked research school. The computer...

Donald Knuth: Geek of the Week
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Donald Knuth: Geek of the Week

Donald Knuth is an extraordinary man. As well as inventing 'Literate Programming' and writing The Art of Computer Programming—often cited as the most important...

Viewpoints: Why Aren't More 'techies' Women?
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Viewpoints: Why Aren't More 'techies' Women?

Although technology jobs have become increasingly popular as a result of the recession, young women are still not choosing careers in technology, writes Silicon...

Broken Builds
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Broken Builds

Frequent broken builds could be symptomatic of deeper problems within a development project.

Computing's Paradigm
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Computing's Paradigm

Trying to categorize computing as engineering, science, or math is fruitless; we have our own paradigm.

Israel's Technology Industry as an Economic Growth Engine
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Israel's Technology Industry as an Economic Growth Engine

How government-industry collaboration can have far-reaching economic influences.

Opening Remarks
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Opening Remarks

Highlighting efforts and providing the rationale to increase the participation and success of underrepresented groups in computing.

Scientists and Engineers on Boards Will Keep Focus on the Long Term
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Scientists and Engineers on Boards Will Keep Focus on the Long Term

Companies would likely have a longer-term perspective  if more scientists and engineers were included on their boards of directors or other leadership roles writes David...

Securing India's Science Future
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Securing India's Science Future

India is uniquely positioned to use technology for progress, but in the recent past has lagged behind in the quality and spread of science research, according to...

Graphics Processing Technology Key to Unlocking It Potential in Middle East
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Graphics Processing Technology Key to Unlocking It Potential in Middle East

Graphics processing units (GPUs) are now becoming instrumental in transforming key industries in the Middle East, as GPUs are poised to unlock groundbreaking capabilities...

Next Siggest Security Threat Will Be Cyber-Terrorism
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Next Siggest Security Threat Will Be Cyber-Terrorism

The next biggest security threat may not be AK 47s or bomb blasts, but cyber terrorism. Terrorists can attack their enemy without stepping out of their home or...
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